Bushfire Protection

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The weakest part of any home or business is the glass windows. In bushfire prone areas and in the event of fire, the embers can break your windows and enter inside. Also the heat generated by the fire can break your windows making your home exposed to the enormous heat. Our roller shutters will give you the barrier to stop the embers from breaking through and will reduce the heat from the fire dramatically, protecting you and your home. 

With Australia’s mostly hot, dry climate, the country is prone to bushfire – particularly during the hotter months of the year. The Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, and the Bushfire CRC have noted that the frequency of very high and extreme fire danger is likely to increase 4-25% by 2020, and 15-70% by 2050 (Hennessy, Lucas, et al. 2006).

Window Protection

Our EzyFit Roller Shutters can offer an effective and affordable line of defence for your home or business. In the event of a bushfire, the most vulnerable part of your property is the windows. Keeping your windows concealed and protected in critical during a bushfire because you want to avoid a potential entranceway for embers or fire. The windows of your home or business can break during a bushfire for several reasons, but it will typically occur as a result of radiant heat.

Bushfire Protection Benefits

Radiant Heat

Radiant heat is essentially the intense heat that radiates from a bushfire. In the right conditions, radiant heat can travel more than a kilometre from the fire source. While radiant heat can be blocked by solid barriers (e.g. roller shutters, concrete walls), the heat will travel through glass. Under the right conditions, radiant heat can crack and break glass windows. This occurs because the temperature inside your home would typically be fifteen to twenty degrees lower than the exterior; which causes the glass to break.

Roller Shutters

The EzyFit Roller Shutters offer your home or business a two-fold benefit in the event of a bushfire. Firstly, they keep your home’s windows concealed and protected, ensuring there is no entranceway for embers or encroaching fire. Secondly, our roller shutters are injected with polyurethane foam; which acts as an insulator and suppressor for extreme heat. This makes the roller shutters highly resistant to any extreme fire conditions; effectively keeping your home safe.

EzyFit DIY Roller Shutters provide a substantial range of benefits for your home, without the significant costs involved with installation. Even if you’re not specifically looking to improve your property’s bushfire protection; the benefits are clear. EzyFit Roller Shutters present an extensive range of benefits that improve your property’s functionality, affordability and security.

If you’re in a bushfire prone area of Australia, get in touch with our friendly team about how they can improve your property’s safety.

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Our roller shutters are manufactured from tough interlocking aluminium slats. These slats are coated in long-lasting enamel to ensure protection for years to come.

As the shutters are completely motorised, they can be lowered for bushfire protection in a matter of seconds. This convenience is only furthered by the simple and hassle-free means of operation. Whether you’re using the wall-switch or the remote control, you can completely setup your home’s bushfire protection with the push of a button!

Once the conditions are safe, another push of a button will see your roller shutters lifted back up and out of sight.

The EzyFit Roller Shutters are available in nine new ColorBond colours, so they can be matched to your home’s exterior. These shutters are an unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing addition to your home protection.